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SECW-270 - Secwpemctsín Structure and Analysis I - 3.00 Credits

SECW-270 - Secwpemctsín Structure and Analysis I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will expose the student to the basics structure analysis of Secwpemctsín. Topics include an overview of the Salish languages, features of sounds and sound structure and patterns and rules of various components of language. This course will also cover the introductory linguistic components of phonetics, phonology and morphology as it relates to Secwpemctsín and some basic comparative study of the neighboring languages.
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  • Prerequisites : SECW-111 , or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • describe the Secwepemctsin sound system including the orthographies and their developments;

    • describe the Secwepemctsin sound classes and features of the sounds;

    • identify the foundational components of the Secwepemctsin sound rules (phonological structure) and sound characteristics;

    • describe the critical components of the Secwepemctsin basic affixes (prefixes, suffixes and infixes) that deal with word-formation structures; and

    • identify the basic similarities and differences between Secwepemctsin and the neighboring Interior Salish languages dealt within this course.

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